I came across this video a few years ago of the flautist Pedro Eustache playing an instrumental version of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” at a conference at The Church on the Way in California. He’s obviously a very talented musician (he switches between four different types of woodwind instruments in this video), but the thing that stands out the most to me is his example of physical expressiveness.
Towards the end of the video, around the 4:50 mark, as the song comes to a close, look at how Pedro models physical expressiveness – and the effect it has on the congregation.
You can’t understand a word coming out of his mouth – but you know what he’s saying. His body is sending a clear message: he is caught up in the glory of God.
May we send the same message with our bodies as we stand before our congregations this Sunday.